Myth 6: You can spot tone a certain area you want to work on
According to Michael Lagomarsine, head of strength and conditioning at Boston University’s Athletic Enhancement Center, spot toning is not possible when it comes to weight loss. So, he said, doing extra crunches to lose the love handles around your stomach will not work effectively. He said that what exercisers need to understand is that their question of toning generally refers to decreasing the amount of fat in an area. The best technique for fat loss is primarily cardiovascular exercise. The body is non-biased when it comes to burning fat. When you are performing cardiovascular exercise, your body is using fats from all different stores. Therefore, there is no way of asking your body to use the fat stores in your gut while you are on the elliptical today.